Apr 16 2019

The Breakfast Club (Unawakened)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We’re a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when we’re not too hungover we’ve been bailed out we’re not too exhausted from last night’s (CENSORED) the caffeine kicks in. Join us every weekday morning at 9am (ET) and weekend morning at 10:00am (ET) (or whenever we get around to it) to talk about current news and our boring lives and to make fun of LaEscapee! If we are ever running late, it’s PhilJD’s fault.

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This Day in History

Virginia Tech shooting kills 32 students and faculty; Country’s deadliest industrial accident in Texas; Vladimir Lenin returns to Russia after years of exile; Charlie Chaplin born; Prince Andrew and Duchess of York announce divorce; Rolling Stone release debut album; Michael Jordan plays last NBA game.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.

Anatole France

Breakfast News

Notre Dame’s age, design fueled fire and foiled firefighters

North Carolina ‘born-alive’ abortion bill clears Senate

Texas bill toughening voting crimes advances over protests

Indigenous leaders want less drilling near sacred sites

Lead kills 1st Yellowstone golden eagle fitted with tracker

Pulitzers honor coverage of 3 US mass shootings in 2018

AP journalists win Pulitzer for coverage of Yemen civil war

Attacked newsroom: Pulitzer commemorated with somber silence

San Francisco eyes charge to drive its famed Lombard Street

Trio of eagles caring for eaglets in Mississippi River nest

After years of crisis, Venezuelans wonder what is ‘normal’

Strongman vies with ‘people’s president’ to lead Indonesia

Support strong for Guaidó in devastated Venezuelan oil city

Breakfast Blogs

Trump’s Justice Department Now Says the Emoluments Clause Doesn’t Apply to His Hotels Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Manafort’s Federal Life Sentence Might Just Get Longer emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Notre Dame Echidne, at her blog

Hate works for him digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

The Children’s Version tristero, Hullabaloo

Pastels or primaries? Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Barr’s Playbook: He Misled Congress When Omitting Parts of Justice Dep’t Memo in 1989 Ryan Goodman, Just Security

WikiLeaks and the Lost Promise of the Internet Quinta Jurecic, Lawfare

Exploiting grief to engage in moral preening Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

For Sale: A License to Lose Money Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Jennifer Rubin Sings Songs of Love driftglass, at his blog

Moar stupid Trump tricks Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names